Historical Marker Unveiled on 60th Anniversary of Bolling Lynching

A historical marker remembering a sad time in our nation's history is unveiled in Lowndesboro.

The marker commemorates the 60th anniversary of the lynching of Elmore Bolling.

Bolling was a successful black businessman in the 1930's and 40's.

He ran a small trucking business and a general store on U.S Highway 80 in Lowndes County.

However, at the age of 39, he was shot seven times and his body was dumped in a ditch.

Bolling's  family says the marker serves as a reminder of the horrors of the Civil Rights era.

His daughter, Josephine Bolling McCall, says "This gives the world to reflect on how the country was in that period of time that a black man was lynched for his prosperity."

The Elmore Bolling historical marker is located on U.S Highway 80 in Lowndesboro.